William Russell

15 November 1724–
Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Russell was born on 15 November 1724, in Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Russell, was 48 and his mother, Elizabeth Cook, was 41.

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John Russell
1676–
Elizabeth Cook
1683–
John Russall
1708–
Janet Russall
1710–
John Russell
1710–
James Russell
1711–
Thomas Russall
1714–
Margaret Russall
1716–
Alexander Russell
1718–
Elspeth Russell
1720–
Mary Russel
1722–
William Russell
1724–
David Russell
1728–
Frances Russell
1730–

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World Events (4)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

Age 78

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
1811 · The Tron Riot

Age 87

The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.
1815

Age 91

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and Irish: from Rousel, a common Anglo-Norman French nickname for someone with red hair, a diminutive of Rouse with the hypocoristic suffix -el.2 Americanized spelling of German Rüssel, from a pet form of any of the various personal names formed with the Old High German element hrōd ‘renown’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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